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paragonimiasis

 [par″ah-gon″ĭ-mi´ah-sis]
infection with flukes of the genus Paragonimus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·a·gon·i·mi·a·sis

(par'ă-gon'i-mī'ă-sis),
Infection with a worm of the genus Paragonimus, especially P. westermani.
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paragonimiasis

Infection, usually of the lungs, with the fluke parasite Paragonimus westermani usually acquired by eating raw crabs or crayfish. The condition is commonest in south-east Asia.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

par·a·gon·i·mi·a·sis

(par'ă-gon'i-mī'ă-sis)
Infection with a worm of the genus Paragonimus, especially P. westermani.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In 'Clonorchiasis or paragonimiasis', authors advanced that patients may be infected by paragonimiasis.
Paragonimiasis. Paragonimiasis is an infection caused by lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus.
Later talking to media persons, the Union Minister expressed his happiness on the setting up of the Paragonimiasis Research Laboratory at Kohima.
The importance of wildlife as reservoirs of human diseases has also been widely recognized for most of the parasitic zoonoses, including American and African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, balantidiasis, fascioliasis, opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis, paragonimiasis, schistosomiasis, echinococcosis, taeniasis, diphyllobothriasis, sparganosis, dipylidiasis, trichinellosis, toxocariasis, strongyloidiasis, and Ancylostoma caninum and A.
Hence, a full dietary history is crucial to identify possible exposure risks, as it would also be for anisakiasis ('sushi worms') and gnathostomiasis from raw fish, paragonimiasis from freshwater crabs and crayfish, and trichinosis following ingestion of raw or undercooked pork or more exotic meats such as wild boar, horse, bear or seal, depending on geographic location.
Examples include apical tuberculous fibronodular changes, symmetric bilateral ground glass opacities in pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, cavitary filling defects of aspergillomas, hepatic and pulmonary hydatid cysts, and pleuroparenchymal changes in paragonimiasis, all of which may calcify, rarely in some cases.
In North America, paragonimiasis is caused by Paragonimus kellicotti flukes (4).
Paragonimiasis is a parasitic infection of the lungs caused by zoonotic lung flukes of the genus Paragonimus.